Sudan/South Sudan – Humanitarian access (ECHO)
- As water is receding in floods-affected Pibor county of Jonglei State, humanitarian access to more than 5,000 displaced civilians remains a problem in and around Pibor town. Though South Sudan army (SPLA) indicated that they suspended disarmament operations, there are fears that counter-insurgency operations towards non-state armed groups presence in Jonglei State could lead to further population displacements.
- Renting of barges from Juba to Malakal/Renk to supply refugees in the northern states of South Sudan with humanitarian goods is becoming unaffordable for relief organisations as oil companies are starting to rent barges to transport materials. The rent for one barge used to be US$ 10,000 per month and has gone up to $300,000. This will have consequences for the continued response to the refugee crisis in 2013. Rents for lorries and other vehicles are also constantly increasing.
- Hepatitis E outbreak in Yida refugee camp of Unity State: already at least 17 cases, 8 confirmed, at least one death. UNHCR, WHO and humanitarian actors are strengthening health and hygiene promotion activities to try to tackle this new outbreak.
DRC – Conflict (ECHO)
- Denis Mukwege, the Director of the Panzi Hopital in Bukavu (South Kivu) which is largely funded by DG ECHO, narrowly escaped death during an attacked at his home on 18 October. He since left DRC for Europe. The UNSG and many other organizations or high level personalities around the world have largely condemned this act.
- Uganda threatened to withdraw its troops from Somalia, where they form the backbone of the strength of the African Union and other peace operations in which they participate, if the UN does not withdraw its accusations on role of Uganda in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
- 25 people were killed and several others injured after an attack on 2 November in the Province Orientale. Local sources attribute this act the militia commanded by Sadala alias Morgan.
- An estimated 443,000 people are today displaced from their homes in Lord Resistance Army-affected areas, many depending on international assistance for food, shelter, health care, water and sanitation. Some 180 presumed LRA attacks causing 39 deaths have been recorded by humanitarian partners in the DRC and the Central African Republic between January and September 2012 (OCHA).
Caribbean – Tropical Cyclone SANDY (ECHO)
- According to the latest figures, Tropical Cyclone Sandy in the Caribbean killed 1 person in Jamaica, 11 in Cuba, 60 in Haiti (20 missing), 6 in Dominican Republic and 2 in Bahamas. In Haiti heavy rains on 24-27 October caused flooding in the departments of West, Nippes, South, Grande Anse and South East and in the coastal areas of Artibonite and the NW of the Country. A national state of emergency has been declared in Haiti. A state of emergency has also been declared in the Azua province in the Dominican Republic, where extensive damage has been reported in the agriculture sector and some communities were isolated due to the collapse of bridges.
India – Tropical Cyclone NILAM (GDACS, BBC, Local Media)
- The passage of NILAM through southern India on 31 October/1 November caused heavy rains and floods in Andhra Pradesh in the last four days. Media reported at least 25 dead in Andhra Pradesh with more than 1,500 homes damaged and ca. 100,000 displaced. The districts worst hit by flooding were Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Khammam. Most of the deaths were due to drowning and house collapses in East Godavari district. According to local media (as of late 5 November), the flooding has started receding.
Niger – Kidnapping of humanitarians (ECHO)
- 5 of the 6 humanitarian workers taken captive three weeks ago in Niger were released on 3 November. The other kidnap victim died of his injuries sustained during the attack on the offices of a humanitarian agency in Niger, when his five colleagues were taken hostage.
Slovenia – Floods (Civil Protection, WMO)
- Heavy rains affected parts of Slovenia on 5 November (110mm have been observed in Kredarica, NW Slovenia, from 06 UTC 5 November to 06 UTC 6 November).
- As of early 6 November, flood waters have started slowly to recede and water discharges are on decrease.
- National authorities are in the phase of assessing the damages but no need for international assistance.
Meteoalarm – Orange Alerts
- Snow and ice in south-eastern Finland
- Heavy rains in Madeira, Portugal
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